You get a granular view of N-VDS at an individual host level. NSX-T Data Center provides a visual representation of the connectivity status between the uplink of the N-VDS and VMs associated to a transport zone. The objects represented visually include the teaming policy - uplink and physical NIC that provide connectivity to VMs. The other set of objects represented visually are VMs, associated logical ports and switches, and status of VMs. The visual representation makes it easier to manage N-VDS.

Note: Only ESXi hosts support visualization of N-VDS object.
Figure 1. N-VDS Visualization


  1. From a browser, log in with admin privileges to an NSX Manager at https://<nsx-manager-ip-address>.
  2. Select System > Fabric > Nodes > Host Transport Nodes.
  3. From the Managed by field, select Standalone Host or a compute manager.
  4. Select the host.
  5. Click the N-VDS Visualization tab.
  6. Select an N-VDS.
    NSX-T visually represents uplink profiles connected to VMs, logical ports associated to VMs, logical switches connected to a transport zone.
  7. To view uplink profiles connected to a VM and the logical port to which a VM is connected, select a VM.
    NSX-T visually represents the connectivity between a VM and an uplink profile.
  8. To view which VMs are connected to an uplink profile, select the uplink profile.
  9. To view logical ports associated to a VM, expand the logical switch, click the VM.
    The logical port details are displayed in a separate dialog box.
    Note: The admin status of a logical port is displayed on the dialog box. If the operational status is down it is not displayed on the dialog box.